Well-meaning friends or family members may try to tell someone with depression to “snap out of it,” “just be positive,” or “you...

Well-meaning friends or family members may try to tell someone with depression to “snap out of it,” “just be positive,” or “you can be happier if you just try harder.” But depression is not a sign of weakness or a character flaw. Most people with depression need treatment to get better. Learn more about depression: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/teen-depression/index.shtml.